GC Buying Group Adds Hamme, Thomason

GC Buying Group has added Ethan Hamme and Haylea Thomason to its team to oversee new programs and opportunities for its store and vendor members.

Hamme, an industry veteran, will oversee the new GC Buying Group showroom at the Dallas Market Center and will serve as a liaison between the DMC and the GC Buying Group

“Ethan has a diverse background that extends from tabletop and gift to home and housewares, making him the ideal choice for working alongside GC vendors and retailers,” said Janis Johnson, president and founder of GC Buying Group/Gourmet Catalog. “Ethan’s immediate responsibilities will range from developing product assortments to reinforcing the relationship among all members of the group.”

GC will expand activities and events for the group by working closely with the DMC to meet the needs of the membership. The first event will be the recently announced move of GC’s Start the Year Member Conference to Dallas in March of 2021.

“Ethan’s guidance will help to grow and build an important venue and relationship,” added Johnson.

GC Buying Group has also added Haylea Thomason, as PR coordinator. In her new role, Thomason will focus on social media across all channels of GC, including Buying Group, CreateMyPlace.com and Learning How to Cook.